My Banded Time

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

NSV: Not Gaining Weight During Stress but Losing

Hi...I've been reading but not blogging much.  I have a ton to do in the next two weeks for work-two huge projects.  The client pretty much wants us to create wine from water..I'm under tons of stress but I noticed a silver lining, I'm not overeating my stress away. One thing I've been working on is breaking the cycle of overeating to soothe my stress.  It's been a horrible life pattern: finals time in school, tight work schedules or personal stress have inevitably symbolized an inevitable 5-10 lb gain of weight.  Years of several of these episodes accumulated on my body as "obesity".  You know how  somepeople wear their heart on their sleeve, I used to wear stress on my butt in the form of fat!!!  I think I can just compartmentalize the stress better now.

The band is in my stomach but it's healing my brain.  Weird but wonderful.

Have a great week.


  1. I like your line, "The band is in my stomach, but it's healing my brain."

    I feel the same way!

  2. Love to read this. :) You're awesome, Rachel!

    *stuffs donut in my mouth whole* =P (jkjk)

  3. Rachel, we are in sync! I have a blog post in draft mode right now that has almost the same title. Not stress eating. Who woulda thunk it? Not me. It's a GOOOOOD feeling isn't it? Celebrating your success over here :-)

  4. The healing in the brain is just as, if not more, important than the belt on the stomach! so happy you are finding better ways of dealing!

  5. I love coming to "visit" you here for motavation! You have no idea how your strength has strengthened me! Thank you!

  6. It's so motivating when we find new ways to manage the pressure points, instead of eating through them. Good luck with the wine-making!!!